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Cal Rings In ’22 Against Arizona State

Dec 31, 2021
Jordan Shepherd and the Golden Bears are aiming for their ninth straight win at home on Sunday against Arizona State.

BERKELEY – The California men's basketball team will open the New Year and the bulk of its Pac-12 slate when it hosts Arizona State at 4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 2 in Haas Pavilion. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
Cal and Arizona State rescheduled their Jan. 19 contest to Sunday after both teams' original opponents were unavailable to play this weekend due to COVID-19 protocols. The Golden Bears (8-5, 1-1 Pac-12) were originally scheduled to play at Stanford on Sunday while the Sun Devils (5-7, 1-1) were slated to play at USC (Dec. 30) and UCLA (Jan. 1).
Cal, which last played in a 73-53 win over Pacific on Dec. 22, has won four straight games and eight in a row at home heading into Sunday. The Sun Devils are 3-2 since the start of December, including a home loss to Washington State and a win at Oregon.
Tickets that were purchased for the original Cal-ASU game on Jan. 19 will remain valid for this Sunday's contest. Fans can contact the Cal Ticket Office at 1-800-GOBEARS and with further questions regarding Sunday's game. All fans 12 and older attending the game will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID prior to entry.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, Jan. 2 | 4 p.m. PT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks | Ted Robinson (PxP) & Don MacLean (Analyst)
  • Listen: KGO 810 AM | Rich Cellini (PxP) & Todd McKim (Analyst)
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • Cal's eight-game home win streak is tied for its longest since winning eight in a row from Feb. 28-Dec. 11, 2019.
  • The Bears have lost seven straight games to Arizona State since Jan. 20, 2018.
  • Grant Anticevich was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for Dec. 20-26 after scoring a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers and 11 rebounds in a win against Pacific. The seven 3-pointers are the most in a single game by a Pac-12 player this season.
  • Cal has clamped down on defense, holding 11 of its 13 opponents below their average field-goal percentage this season. Among Pac-12 teams, Cal is second in scoring defense (62.5 points per game) and fourth in 3-point field-goal defense (30.8%).
  • The Bears are 6-1 since Thanksgiving with their lone loss coming at Utah on Dec. 5.
  • The Bears have outrebounded their last six opponents by a combined 66 rebounds, including a margin of +12 or better in four of those six contests. Cal is 24th nationally and third in the Pac-12 with 29.15 defensive rebounds per game. Andre Kelly (6.85 defensive rebounds per game) and Anticevich (6.69) are first and third in the Pac-12 in defensive rebounding.
  • Seven different Bears have pulled down at least six rebounds in a game this season. Kelly and Anticevich have five games with 10+ boards.
  • Jordan Shepherd is averaging 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in Pac-12 play. He scored 25 in a Dec. 2 win over Oregon State.
  • Andre Kelly has five double-doubles this season and is among Pac-12 leaders in rebounds per game (8.9, second), field-goal percentage (60.3%, third) and points per game (14.8, seventh). He went for 20 points and 13 rebounds in Cal's Pac-12 opener vs. OSU.

Cal will host No. 7 (AP) USC at 8 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Berkeley. The game will be broadcast on FS1.
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